Christina Mackie – Colour drop, APRIL 27–JUNE 29, 2014

Christina Mackie
Colour drop
April 27–June 29, 2014

The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA

Colour drop, a solo exhibition of new work by Christina Mackie, is the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States.

Central to the exhibition is color: the production and consumption of color, and the association of color and action. Mackie uses color to visualize intention, as both conceptual tool and ancient human device.

Her practice is empirical, reliant on observation but prompted by personal reflection and a curiosity for the natural world. Here, found and natural objects are arranged alongside large-scale sculptures and glass and ceramic works made specifically for the exhibition.

In the exhibition essay, co-curators Solveig Øvstebø and Hamza Walker write about Mackie’s work, ‘Hers is a relatively humble practice, one whose range of media is responsive to the waxing and waning of the artist’s thoughts, moods, perceptions, and concerns, all of which are subject to the time and place Mackie may find herself. Inspiration can be drawn from near or far, from the natural world or the built environment, from the recesses of memory or the matter literally at hand.’

CHRISTINA MACKIE (born 1956, Canada) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Judges III, Nottingham Castle Museum (2013); Painting the Weights, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2012); Us, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2010); The Judges, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2010); and Art Now Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2007).